FLASHBACK – Glenn Beck: John McCain ‘Worse for the Country’ than Barack Obama

Glenn Beck AP Martin
Washington, DC

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck – who recently erred in alleging that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump voted for President Obama in 2008 – previously said John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama.

“I think John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama,” Beck said to Katie Couric during an interview with CBS in 2009. “How’s that?”

CBS noted Beck also said,”He may have voted for Hillary Clinton over McCain had Clinton been the Democratic nominee in 2008.”

In a YouTube video posted on September 21, 2009, Beck tells Couric that McCain is “weird, [and] progressive like Theodore Roosevelt was.”

Trump posted a link to the interview on Twitter.

“Failing @GlennBeck lost all credibility. Not only was he fired @ FOX, he would have voted for Clinton over McCain,” Trump tweeted.

Beck called Trump a progressive and compared him to Obama during an interview on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly last week.

“He voted for Obama in ’08, come on Bill,” Beck argued as O’Reilly defended Trump from Beck’s criticism.

Beck later apologized and “pointed to a fake tweet as the reason he initially believed Trump voted for Obama.”

Beck also took part in the recent “National Review Against Trump” magazine edition that resulted in the National Review being bucked from hosting an upcoming GOP primary debate.

Beck is expected to campaign alongside GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after recently saying on Fox News, “Cruz is my guy.”